In Moira Shire the majority of firewood is collected in the Redgum Forests along the Murray River. Enquiries should be directed to the department of Natural Resources and Environment, or their agents, who issue permits and direct people to areas set aside for firewood collection. The cost of Firewood Permit is dependent upon the type and amount of timber to be collected.
Council does not encourage the collection of firewood from its roadsides. Under Council’s Roadside Management Plan, roadsides have been recognised for their conservation value and offer little opportunity for firewood collection.
Council may on special occasions allow firewood collection from its roadsides. The applicant must obtain a letter of permission from Council and then take this letter to Natural Resources and Environment, or their agent, and apply for a Firewood Permit. Again, the cost of a Firewood Permit is dependent upon the type and amount of timber to be collected.
Remember, the collection of firewood without authority is illegal.